Vellore is a town about 150 km from Chennai and the town surrounds a fort. Vellore Fort was built in the 16th century under the Vijayanagara Empire. Vellore has a long history of war and the fort was under different occupations. The last time was under British rule. Vellore Fort also witnessed the First Indian revolution against British rule, called the Sepoy Mutiny by the invading foreigners.